LEWISTON, Maine — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has arrested two men in Lewiston on heroin charges after two suspected drug overdose deaths over the weekend in Androscoggin County, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Tuesday in a news release.
Vincent Steed, 34, of Lewiston and Devin Webbert, 30, of Bronx, New York, are both charged with aggravated trafficking in heroin and aggravated trafficking in cocaine base. Steed also is charged with two outstanding arrest warrants for failing to pay fines from previous drug trafficking convictions, McCausland said.
Both are expected to make their initial court appearance Wednesday in Lewiston District Court. Bail was set at $50,000 each for both men.
Investigators with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Lewiston police searched an apartment on Monday evening at 69 Lincoln St. in Lewiston, McCausland said.
As a result of the investigation into the two suspected overdose deaths, agents allegedly seized 53 packets of heroin, 72 bags of crack cocaine, scales, packaging materials and more than $1,500 in suspected drug proceeds. The estimated street value of the seized drugs was $6,000.
Steed and Webbert, who were staying at the apartment, were arrested without incident and taken to the Androscoggin County Jail. The apartment’s renter was not present.
McCausland said that the MDEA continues to work toward determining the sources of any of the drugs that may have been involved in the two recent deaths.